Is there anyone out there..

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AndrewSmith    pirate
27/11/2009 at 08:03


27/11/2009 at 08:13
How would people with diseases such as Cystic Fibrosis fit in KK? They can't donate but can recieve organs. You'd be suprised how many organs have to be turned down because the donors family state the organs can only go to a person of the same religion.
AndrewSmith    pirate
27/11/2009 at 08:13

...or some legs to the puss

27/11/2009 at 08:15
Just nod if you can hear me
AndrewSmith    pirate
27/11/2009 at 08:16

When I was younger I wrote a short sci fi story about organ donations. It was about a couch potato who had abused his body then got a heart transplant and a second chance. He carried on abusing his body and the new heart so the 'organ retreival squad' came round and cut it back out again.

27/11/2009 at 08:43
kittenkat wrote (see)

(I'm an organ doner btw, just wondering about the ethics generally)

What have you donated, kk? Or do you mean you're willing to be an organ donor?
27/11/2009 at 08:44

Well it's like the current advert says - if you are prepared to accept an organ then why aren't you prepared to donate one?

Gizzard - I'm not sure it has any legal binding once a person is dead and they are having to deal with the relatives, but I'm pretty sure that when I signed the organ donor register they were very clear that your organs had to be donated unconditionally. You couldn't have  preferences or exclusions as to the recipient.

I'm sure we all have ideas of where we would and wouldn't like our organs to go but it is up to the medics. And quite rightly too.

Crash Hamster    pirate
27/11/2009 at 08:46
kittenkat wrote (see)

(I'm an organ doner btw,

mmmmm, organ doner <drools>
27/11/2009 at 08:48

if you  are prepared to have an organ you should be prepared to give em too.

who wants my lungs?

Crash Hamster    pirate
27/11/2009 at 08:50
Actually, never understood why people wouldn't want to donate; it's a really easy wasy to achieve a smug, satisfied feeling without actually doing much. I give blood, am on the bone marrow and organ donor registers and get a warm fuzzy feeling because I'm doing good, a regular boost to my hard training sessions and a supply of free biscuits (even if they are phasing out Tuc Sandwiches, though they are replacing them with crisps and Hula Hoops; mmm, which to choose?) What's not to like
27/11/2009 at 08:51

No kopite is getting my heart... cept Liverbird.. she can have my schlong too

27/11/2009 at 08:54
Corinth, I think you have a point there. No fekking Monkey Dons fan can have anything of mine. Presuming they have fans, that is
27/11/2009 at 08:56

I would  be prepared to donate anything the medical profession wants*, after all, I'll have finished with it. It's a free and unconditional gift, you can't add strings.

* with the exception of  my eyes. I know it's squeamish and uttterly irrational, but the idea of someone touching my eyes just freaks me out.

flyaway    pirate
27/11/2009 at 09:01
Crash Hamster wrote (see)
kittenkat wrote (see)

(I'm an organ doner btw,

mmmmm, organ doner <drools>

There would have to be rules though Crashie. Like, only receiving at 3am, with a minumum blood alcohol content....
27/11/2009 at 09:02
I've got a really high number of blood donation 'points' as I used to do plasmapheresis. So every time I go to give blood someone comments on it. I have very neat track marks on both arms and a fair bit of scarring that they have to chisel through  
27/11/2009 at 09:07

Last time I gave blood they had jacobs clubs for afters. Haven't had one of them in ages. nom nom.

I bruise like a peach, so end up with a lovely bruise after almost every time. best one literally went from wrist to shoulder, and all the way round my arm at the elbow. that looked like a piece of modern art for about 3 weeks! The warm fuzzy feeling's worth it. Also, I want to know that if I ever need it i can have my arm full back.

27/11/2009 at 09:10
They won't take blood off me - asthma.
27/11/2009 at 09:35

I think it's because I'm on steriods (Low dose inhaled but regular).  Or, it might be related to blood pressure... not sure.

All I know is that last time I tried to give it they looked at my form and said 'Ahhh asthmatic... sorry we can't use you"

27/11/2009 at 09:38
BTW I have given blood before, as the asthma never reared its ugly head again till I was in my late 30s... though I had it as a small kid
27/11/2009 at 10:14

I'm a donor. They can have whatever they want and do whatever they want with it. The only stipulation on my card is that it is donated and therefore nobody should profit financially from it i.e. my organ goes to the most appropriate receipient and it not flogged. Shouldn't be a problem here unless the Tories do get back in and privatise the health service, but in case I drop dead in the US.

 I really don't see why people have a problem with being a donor, I mean you are dead when it becomes effective.

 Also a blood donor. Really good to type that because until last week I wasa seriously lapsed one who hadn't been for 10 years. I don't know what really happened, I saw of got out of the habit but felt realyl guilty about it.  Anyway I'm back now. Actually talking about religion, one of the good things was that I picked up a sticker to put on my porch door to ward off Jehovah's Witnesses. Only I hadn't got around to sticking it on and they turned up !! Its going up tonight. IF they call I just point at the sticker and say "What's your problem". 

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